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Ellisland Museum and Farm

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Love literature? Follow in the footsteps of the National Bard Robert Burns and visit his countryside home - Ellisland. Explore the 18th century farmhouse that the author built for himself and his family in rural Dumfries. This is where classic poems such as Auld Lang Syne and Tam o' Shanter were written.

If you enjoy spending time exploring the great outdoors, make sure you’ve planned in enough time to discover the beautiful farmyard setting of Ellisland Museum and Farm. From taking a stroll by the riverside to marvelling the stunning orchard, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the nature that inspired Burns’ writing. 

Don’t miss out on the Ellisland Museum and Farm family entertainment! From activity trails to enjoy with your kids, to hands-on activities and events at weekends and throughout the school holidays - you’ll always find something exciting to keep you coming back.

  • Hands-on history activities and events
  • Family-friendly activity trails
  • Farmyard and riverbank to explore

Opening hours

1st April to 30th September: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
1st October – 31st March: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00  17:00

Last Entry




Holywood Road, Auldgirth,
Dumfries and Galloway,
DG2 0RP,

Phone number

01387 740426


General Admission
Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £4.00
Kids (under 16): Free


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